I have a decision to make!
Do you ever find yourself realizing you need to make a decision and almost immediately beating yourself up because you ‘need’ to take action?
The last couple of weeks I’ve been talking about Decisives and Possibilitarians, two different perspectives for thinking about a decision and processing it. In the next couple of weeks, I’ll be clarifying the distinction between ‘Declaring that you have a decision to make’ and ‘Declaring a commitment to that decision’.
Let’s start with ‘declaring a decision’. The definition that I love is “a decision is posing a question.” When I think about declaring a decision, it’s proclaiming, “I have a decision to make!” I’m declaring that I have a question to ponder.
You might be posing questions to yourself and deciding on things like, the preschool your kids will attend, college choice, health care, retirement, or a career change, for example.
Now you get to move into processing your decision! We have 6 steps to a great decision but let’s start with the first two.
- What problem am I solving or question I am posing? It’s called the decision frame. Sometimes it’s helpful to go broader or narrower with the question as you better understand the problem.
- What do I want out of this decision? This can be thought of as what needs do I have or values I care about. What actual measures, or goals, can you define regarding what you want it to look like?
Recognize when you have a decision to declare and empower yourself by putting your stake in the ground and proclaiming, “I have a decision to make!”… Declare it. It gives you clear purpose as you move forward and make adjustments along the way about what you’re actually deciding.
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